First, I can't count (or read) as this is only post number 98 and I thought for sure I'd be up to 99 by today. And since there is no point in writing worthless posts in a effort to get to the magical 100, I've decided to draw the winner of my 100th post giveaway when I return from my honeymoon on March first. And okay, yeah, I'm a bit busy with the wedding only being six days away AND we are expecting some big snow storm this week which results in my having to leave NYC a bit sooner (tonight) than I thought. There. All square? To up the stakes I'll add even more goodies to the giveaway items and draw TWO winners when I return. So leave me a comment if you want to be entered into the drawing and your name goes into the proverbial pot. Capice?
Speaking of give aways, do you remember that I won Heather's fab Blog Party giveaway? :) Come see what I got:
Everything is so cute! Thanks again, Heather. Also in the mail goodies department, I'm psyched that Peta received my pink and brown swap box and she liked it! Yeah! You can see it here since I was camera-free when I sent this out. Lucy set up a Flicker Gallery for us all to share our pink and brown pix. I'm loving everything so far. The rusty brain wheels are already turning for a spring themed swap so stay tuned.
Now, to get you all caught up on my life, a montage of pictures and babbling:
basket organizer - $3 - um it's wicker AND it organizes? SOLD to the basket loving disorganized crafter in the back!
misc. silver pieces - 10 cents a piece - I almost have a big enough collection to set these out for a party. I'm working on a little tea party for a fellow bride-to-be next month, these will be perfect!
spring form pans - $1 each - I told you I'm going to Betty Crocker it up a bit right?
picnic basket - $3 - the lid is broken but the handles are intact. This is my favorite type of basket.
Florida drink tray - $1 - I love the novelty of this and the bright colors.
bakelite Wustof serving pieces - 10 cents each - I love these! 3 knives and 3 forks. The big meat fork isn't Wustof but it matches and is also bakelite.
rooster chalk board - $2 - I'm going to put a ribbon hanger on this (red with white polka dots?) and hang it in the kitchen
red & white spread - $3 - (under everything) this spread is lovely and I'll share a better picture once it's laundered and on the bed.
NOT QUITE THRIFTED BUT . . .
I love a good bargain! I was digging around in the clearance section of TJ Max and found these three stockings each marked $2.00! I grabbed them and ran to the register to find out they were 25% off and thus only $1.50 for each. Not that I need stockings or anything but they would make lovely gift wrappings don't you think? That aqua one on top is much cuter than it looks.
AND . . . something THRIFTED in use . . .
For having no children I've been buying a ridiculous amount of stuffed toys at the thrift lately. But seriously, could you have left him behind? Mr. Bun is my first Easter decoration of the season. He's from the Manhattan Toy Company and I got him for a mere $1.45. Don't you love his little waist coat?
That's enough yammering for today I think. As I said, I'm off to Baltimore and may not be back here to post until we return at the end of the month. Have a wonderful and Happy St. Valentine's Day and I'll see you all in a few weeks with my new married name . . .
fondly . . . Rebecca
PS - for all you who have given me encouraging words, congrats and good wishes I THANK YOU sincerely. It means so much more than you know. :)